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This essay examines the thought processes of how a short, informative booklet was constructed for the Shark Reef Aquarium. Methods of research includes searching for valuable, credible articles, viewing competitor’s designs, visiting the company’s official information and media, and gathering design books for inspiration. Other ways of research include the designer’s ability to think critically in order to create intentional design that effectively communicates the information to the reader. Ultimately, looking at Lied Library’s resources has played a role in the booklet design and how to think about the supporting design elements.


Shark Reef; aquarium; aquarium visitors; graphic design; functional design; design thinking


Art and Design | Graphic Design | Interdisciplinary Arts and Media


Calvert Award: Creative Works Research Division